Floating Test (Rossipal) for Screening Patients with Fat Malabsorption

  • I. Mustadjab Universitas Airlangga Medical School, Surabaya, East Java
  • Pitono Soeparto Universitas Airlangga Medical School, Surabaya, East Java
  • Karyadi Karyadi Universitas Airlangga Medical School, Surabaya, East Java
Keywords: floating test, lipiodol, fat malabsorption, steatorrhoea

Abstract

 Floating test for fat malabsorption as outlined by Rossipal et al. has been done in 20 malnourished infants and in 25 infants suffering from minor illnesses who served as control.

Concomitant lipiodol absorption tests were also performed in the malnourished group.

Floating test seemed to be of use as screening test to establish the presence or absence of a definite steatorrhoea, but failed to determine the variations of abnormal fat absorption.

It can be used as an alternate to lipiodol absorption test where lipiodol is not available or difficult to obtain.

Author Biography

I. Mustadjab, Universitas Airlangga Medical School, Surabaya, East Java

 

 

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Published
2021-12-16
How to Cite
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Mustadjab I, Soeparto P, Karyadi K. Floating Test (Rossipal) for Screening Patients with Fat Malabsorption. PI [Internet]. 16Dec.2021 [cited 14Jul.2024];20(5-6):104-. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2870
Section
Pediatric Nutrition & Metabolic Disease
Received 2021-12-16
Published 2021-12-16